Xeriscaping in Colorado: A Step by Step Guide

by Emily Cross Reeves “Xeriscape” has been a buzzword in the drought-ridden west for several years now, but as we face summers that are getting drier and hotter in Colorado, it’s becoming more important than ever to buckle down on replacing water-hungry grass lawns with drought-tolerant plants and xeric gardens. We want to make it Read More

Pallet Contest

Let’s see what you can create out of pallets. You could win a $50 Resource Central discount! Sign up for the Monday Materials Reuse newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2FP6tdQ Feeling inspired but missing the supplies? Head over to Resource Central on 6400 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, CO. We are passionate about reuse and landfill diversion. Our community members Read More

How to Save Money in the Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  What are some ways to cut down on the costs of gardening? A: Yes, gardening can be expensive. Here are several ideas to reduce those costs. 1- Make your Read More

5 Plants For Your Colorado Pollinator Garden

by Emily Cross Reeves Ready to see beneficial birds, butterflies, moths, and bees flocking to your yard? Replacing your grass with drought-tolerant plants is definitely the best place to start! Once you’ve made the choice to make your yard home to a whole host of pollinators, you’ll need to make sure you have a water Read More

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Colorado

by Emily Cross Reeves From pickaxe-worthy soil and persistent droughts to harsh sun and hot summers, gardeners in Colorado face a lot of challenges. Luckily, you can make gardening (and paying the water bill) way easier simply by choosing drought-tolerant, water-wise plants that thrive in our climate. To make things even easier, we’ve put together Read More

First winners of Renew Our Schools 2.0!

  Renew Our Schools 2.0 is the first energy savings competition with participating schools nationwide! The winning schools have won $2,500 to make energy improvements to their schools.  Congrats to Coronado Hills Elementary School, Oakwood Secondary School, East High School, and South High School for leading the way on school sustainability! Learn more about Renew Read More

General Guidelines on Fertilizing

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  I never know how much to fertilize or when. Do you have some general guidelines? A: While soil nutrients inevitably become depleted over time, the most important suggestion we can Read More

6 Inspirational Ceiling Ideas

Keep your chin up- there might be a cool ceiling. Is this a new trend? Is this an old trend? We don’t know but we can all probably agree it looks awesome. If you’re wanting to spice up the heavens of your house, check out these inspirational ideas.  Reclaimed Wood: It’s a classic, it’s clean, Read More

Tips on Conditioning Your Soil

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  Amending my soil feels daunting. What should I consider when thinking about it? A:  The soil in much of Colorado’s Front Range is clay and alkaline. Soil amendments are Read More